When my husband and I got married, we opted to pour two different colors of sand into one large vase as a way of saying that our two lives were now becoming one. It was a new idea eight years ago and we loved it. Half way through the ceremony, however, as we were pouring out our sand, we realized that maybe we should have run-through this before hand. My sand was not pouring; it had some how clumped together while my husband's flowed freely. Suddenly, my yellow sand plopped out of my vase and into the joint one with a little thud. Instead of mixing all together, the unity vase ended up looking like a sandwich of yellow and white.
Nonetheless, the sentiment remained the same: Two becoming one. And if you're into metaphors at your ceremony, I have a few unity candles you just might enjoy. What I love about these beauties is how they can seamlessly integrate into your decor, whether rustic or modern. They can also be used later as decor in your house. And, although they definitely don't look like your parent's outdated unity candle, they can still carry along the tradition perfectly! Click the links below to shop.
Disclosure: All of these links are affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you, I receive a small commission if you purchase from any of these links. Thanks for supporting my little blog!
I love the modern and casual look of this candle. And, of course, once you're finished with it in the ceremony, it would be a beautiful piece to include in your home after the wedding!
I love the simplicity of this unity candle. The printing on it is faint, but I like that. It's simple and beautiful.
If you're going all out on the rustic wedding theme, these candles would look stunning in a barn or outdoor venue. I love the matching wrap-arounds on the smaller candles, too!
Anything with greenery is a win. Always. This pretty wreath and personalized message is perfect if you're wanting to add some pretty details to your big day.
If you are going for a soft feel, these candles and matching tapered candles would be beautiful next to a centerpiece of flowers.
I love how practical this candle holder is. After the wedding, you can re-use it with another candle or candies or short flowers. Or anything else you might need it for!
So unique! I love that the main candle is covered entirely by the wooden block. Style it with some greenery, like in the photo, and it'll be a gorgeous piece for your ceremony!
What drew me to this candle set was the contrasting white and brown. And, that cute little personalized heart helped too. This would be beautiful for a rustic wedding.
Oh, gold just glams everything up! If you're hosting a formal wedding in a church with lots of gold accents, these candles will fit right in.
Oh my goodness! I think I audibly gasped when I saw this candle set. I love the color combination and matching smaller candles. If you're using indigo or gold in your ceremony, these would be perfect!